Kodak Moment: Abby Wambach Scores 100th Goal at Home in Rochester

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Kodak Moment: Abby Wambach Scores 100th Goal at Home in Rochester
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ROCHESTER, N.Y.: It was at the 78-minute mark when Abby Wambach cornered the ball past the lower right side of Canadian goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc, on Sunday's, 1-0, victory, against Canada in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y.

 

Wambach, forward for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, became a member of a club that only few have been a part of, by being the ninth women’s soccer player in the world to score 100 career goals.

 

This marks as her second game and first goal, since the fateful friendly against Brazil, a year and three days after breaking her left leg in the final game before heading to Beijing.

 

Forward Lauren Cheney, 21, who replaced Wambach on the Olympic roster last summer, headed into the game at the 63-minute and assisted the lone goal 15 minutes later.

 

"I can't really describe the emotion," Wambach said. "It's been a long year and to come home to score the 100th goal in Rochester couldn't be more of a picture perfect ending."

 

Nearly 10,000 fans watched this historic "Kodak Moment" at the stadium while Wambach also was made the second U.S. player to score her 100th goal in Rochester, after Mia Hamm capped the first moment in 1998.

 

She joins other U.S. 100 goalers Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (129), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100).

 

The U.S. is expected to play Canada again on July 22 in Charleston, S.C. at 8 p.m.

 

Britney Milazzo is a Contributor for Bleacher Report. 

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